Author: theboss

EXCLUSIVE – the “behind the scenes” plan to close Cornwall’s health visitor bases and reduce the level of service

26th April 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall’s health chiefs are planning to close and sell more than a dozen health visitor bases, moving staff into council offices.  The strategy...

Wadebridge town council votes against football club housing scheme

26th April 2018 By Graham Smith Plans to build a housing estate on the Wadebridge football club ground have suffered a setback after town councillors voted 9-2 not to...

Coming soon: Truro New Town

26th April 2018 By Richard Whitehouse A new town with a population similar to that of Liskeard, Launceston or St Ives could be built on the outskirts of Truro....

Fire crews rescue bullock from the muddy banks of the River Camel

25th April 2018 Pictures from Wadebridge F&RS Fire crews from Wadebridge, Bodmin and St Austell have rescued a bullock which was stuck in the mud in the River Camel....

Judgement reserved after Judicial Review hears how Accountable Care could change the NHS

25th April 2018 By Graham Smith Judgement has been reserved in the High Court case which will determine if Cornwall Council can revive its ambition to take over health...

Council considers blue badge scheme to help solve carers’ parking woes

25th April 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Carers could be given the equivalent of blue badges in Cornwall to help solve the problem of them finding parking spaces when visiting...

Cornwall aims to “join up” public transport by the end of the year

25th April 2018 By Richard Whitehouse People in Cornwall could soon be able to buy one ticket which will give them access to rail, bus and ferry services. The...

Home schooling in Cornwall: one family’s view

24th April 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Beth and Jake Gillespie had been called into their children’s school once again to discuss the behaviour of their youngest child Isaac. The...

Leeds High Court Judicial Review could revive Cornwall Council’s “Kennally Care” NHS project

24th April 2018 By Graham Smith A landmark legal action is due to start today (Tuesday) to consider if the National Health Service can surrender large parts of its...

Planners recommend approval of Tesco’s petrol plans at Wadebridge

23rd April 2018 By Graham Smith Planners are recommending approval of Tesco’s bid to sell petrol at its Wadebridge supermarket, despite fears of a price war with a nearby...

A mayor for Cornwall? The idea should not be dismissed, says MP

23rd April 2018 By Richard Whitehouse One of Cornwall’s MPs has said the county should not dismiss the idea of an elected mayor if the government offered the “right...

Wheelie bins could help Cornwall’s recycling drive, councillors told

23rd April 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Wheelie bins could help reduce the amount of litter on the streets of Cornwall and drive up recycling rates councillors were told last...

The French Connection: exploring cultural and heritage links

23rd April 2018 By Richard Whitehouse A group of people working in the cultural and heritage sector in France have been in Cornwall to share ideas and best practice....

Could there be a May Day revolution? Cornwall’s Conservatives start to think the unthinkable, as some want to declare “no confidence” in the council leader

22nd April 2018 By Graham Smith Regime-change could be on the cards for Cornwall Council.  Although a formal challenge to the council’s leadership is still only a theoretical possibility,...

January 2014: When five Cornwall MPs voted for Theresa May’s “hostile environment” for migrants

19th April 2018 By Graham Smith Five of Cornwall’s MPs voted in favour of the 2014 Immigration Act, which implemented the controversial “hostile environment” which has now resulted in...

There was no need to consult cabinet before sending six to £47,000 south of France “champagne” conference, says council’s deputy leader

18th April 2018 By Graham Smith There was no need for Cornwall Council’s cabinet to be consulted before sending a six-member party to the south of France for a...

By 69 votes to 41, Cornwall Council gives £3 million to the Truro stadium project

17th April 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council this afternoon voted 69-41, with seven abstentions, to give £3 million to the Truro stadium project. The decision was greeted by...

Planners reject Newquay hotel demolition

17th April 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Plans to demolish a seafront hotel in Newquay and replace it with housing have been rejected by Cornwall Council. Plans for the redevelopment...

St Columb Major shipping containers approved

17th April 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Plans to use shipping containers as storage units on a site at St Columb Major have been approved by Cornwall Council. Neil Penny-Harding...

Tomorrow is D-Day for the stadium: the odds might be shortening, but it still looks like most councillors will say “no” to a £3 million gift of taxpayers’ cash

16th April 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall councillors vote tomorrow (Tuesday) on whether to gift £3 million towards a private sports stadium at Truro.  All the signs are that...